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Title:Perspectives of technology acquisition and industrial change: a discussion
Author:Alokan, Olabode O.ISNI
Year:2001
Periodical:The Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies
Volume:43
Issue:1
Pages:1-13
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:small-scale industry
technology
Abstract:This paper discusses the introduction of technology in small and medium-scale industrial enterprises in Nigeria, particularly in relation to their location and organizational forms. Modern industrial organizations, which separate information management services from various forms of manufacturing and mass production techniques, make collaboration with outside specialist firms easier through networking. For small and medium-scale enterprises to develop it would be helpful it they were linked to bigger enterprises, thus making it easier for them to take advantage of the spillover of technology from the larger firms. Firms have the option of either adapting to or adopting technology. Their choice my be dictated by the availability of capital. Labour-intensive methods are indicated where there is a lare population, though the availability of capital may be the determining factor. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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